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husband traveled to connecticut last week to meet with families of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school hasser. she spoke for the first time after the shooting in an exclusive interview with abc. >> how was newtown? >> tough. >> the first couple we spoke to that took out a cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. i about lost it. >> they say the december shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead brought back painful members. both are gun owners and supporters of 2nd amendment but they say what happened in sandy hook elementary school was a turning point. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom it's time to say "enough." >> today, she and kelly launch add new campaign aimed at reducing gun violence, taking on the gun lobby and pushing for background check for private gun sales and limiting high capacity magazine clips. >> two days after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, president obama issued a call to action. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> dealers say the threat of stricter gun[éx c!, u.u.] contrd a s
on monday. >>> the fate of sandy hook elementary school will be decided. they will discuss what to do in the wake of the massacre that left 26 people dead. options include razing the school, renovating it or building a new one. new school on the same property or somewhere else. >>> it appears there will be hockey after all this year. the nhl and its players union reached a tentative deal. paula is nodding her head yes. the players have been locked out since back in september wiping out nearly half of the season. >>> finally, story, dan, or any cat lover or any cat hater would probably appreciate. this is a cat, check him out here, who was caught trying -- allegedly trying to sneak into a prison in brazil with contraband strapped to its body. a cell phone, drill bits and files. the cat is now behind bars at an animal shelter. the lawyer says no comment. >> the cat has a lawyer. >> the look on his face is very guilty. that's all i'm saying. >> allegedly. >> reportedly. >> that was weird, huh? >> that was weird. i'm just very excited that the nhl is back tentatively. >> you're a red wing
parks faced closures - why they apparently did it. >>> people hit by superstorm sandy. could soon be getting relief money -- but others will still have to wait. >>> and - it looked like a congressional photo-op. but this picture turned out to be a photo-shop. we'll explain - next. (male announcer) this is bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> catherine: now at 5-30. a new report released today says that employees with the california department of parks and recreation intentionally hid millions of dollars from the state. kron 4's charles clifford has more. >> reporter: last summer it was discovered that the california department of parks and recreation may have had up to 54 million dollars hidden in two accounts. the news was particularily shocking because at the time california was considering closing down dozens of state parks due to a lack of funding the news also resulted in the resignation of parks and rec director, ruth colemn. but in this new report, the state attorney generals office concludes that 34 million dollars of that money was innocently misplaced, the r
ning i'm dan ashley let's get to sandy with a close watch on what is going on out there. >> if you don't feel the winter chill yet get ready to feel it tonight. already out there temperatures falling. live doppler 7 hd showing you skies are clear right now. and this is where the freeze warnings are going up. very shortly here friday and saturday 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. darker purple. all of the north basement its bay interior valley and santa clara valley which includes san jose. mid 2 is to low 30's. freeze damage to crops sensitive plants. bayshore line indicated by the lighter purple under a frost advisory during the same time period. temperatures low to mid 30's want to protect the sensitive plants. bring them in. don't forget about your pechlts i'll be back to show you exactly how cold it's going to get in your neighborhood in a few minutes and look at the weekend forecast. >> thanks very much. >>> see you in a few minutes. >> snow in the sierra means chains required on all vehicle on highway 80 from the foot hills to donner lake. you should also take extra care when d
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> coming up, with all the numbers being thrown around in the last two weeks during the fiscal cliff negotiations, we thought we'd try to put things into perspective. take a look at these figures. these are the key numbers in simple terms for money that the u.s. takes in and spends roughly every year. you see the amount we spend is greater than the total taxes revenue. and that's the difference between the two, or the money we have to find or borrow to cover our spending. and there's the total debt. $16.4 trillion to the united states government. if we wanted to bring those numbers down to size, say for a family budget by removing some of those down thing zeros, here's what it would look like. the family would have an income of about $in,000 whi
think that hurricane sandy could be to blame. state lawmakers begin the new session with a single focus, taking aim at stricter gun control. >>> a judge orders alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday. you hang up first. [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. [ ringing ] it's on. let's roll. where will it send me... one call to hoveround and you'll be singing too! pick up the phone and call hoveround, the premier power chair. hoveround makes it easier than any other power chair. hoveround is more maneuverable to get you through the tightest doors and hallways. more reliable. hoveround employees build your chair, deliver your chair, and will service your chair for as long as you own your chair. most importantly, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for little or no cost. call now for your free dvd and information kit. you don't really have
heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook shooting. >> reporter: gun control supporters have become more aggressive. new york mayor michael bloomberg's group released this television ad tuesday. >> i have one question for our political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> reporter: two years to the day since she was shot and seriously wounded in a mass shooting former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, rolled out a new internet campaign and new york governor andrew cuomo will call for his state to pass one of the most restrictive bans on assault weapons. >> gun control, call it what you want, is a highly political, politically contentious situation. >> reporter: connecticut legislature is returning to work nearly four weeks after the sandy hook school shootings. the first order of business debate over tough, new gun laws and sarah brady is speaking out. >> i think it's a very big moment, a huge moment. >> reporter: the wife of jim brady, press secretary to ronald reagan
in congress. >> catherine: it was back to school today - for sandy hook students. they've been out of class since last month -- when a gunman killed 26 people in the connecticut grade school. april williams has more on the first steps -- on the long road to getting back to normal. >> reporter: it's been less than three weeks since they lost 20 of their classmates and six educators, but thursday sandy hook elementary students were back in class. >> "watching them get off the bus, most of the kids were excited, they had seen friends, they hadn't see in awhile, they anxious to get into the hallways and meet up with the other kids, and you could see the teachers had the same response, they were quite excited to see the students." >> reporter: the site of the december shooting is still part of an ongoing investigation, so the former chalk hill middle school in nearby monroe was re- purposed, and renamed sandy hook. >> "a great deal of thought and effort and volunteer work to make this as seamless as possible." >> reporter: to give the students a sense of continuity, desks and other familiar obje
shootings like the one at sandy hook elementary from happening again but gun groups are ready for a long fight. and the president of the nra is calling these white house meetings disingenuous. >> we realize this requires all the stakeholders to give us their best ideas. >> i think they are going to do everything they can to strip americans of their right to keep and bear arms. >> president obama will likely reveal new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. among them, may include a ban on assault weapons and a national gun database. >>> looks like california's budget nightmare may finally be over for a while. we have gone from a $25 billion deficit to a slight surplus. governor brown rolled out his spending proposal today. it includes a general fund of $97.7 billion. it features an increase in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times fo
could last all week. >> president obama has signed a super storm sandy aid package into law. the bill includes more than $9 billion to help the government tapes led insurance claims. it was the first legislative action of the new congress after the previous session show a vote last week on a much larger assistance plan for storm victims various lawmakers away and no more than $50 billion in additional sandy a later this month. that portion will likely face a much tougher review. some new york students with a ride to school this morning may not have won by wednesday. union leaders say in your city bus driver may go on strike. that will mean more than 150,000 public school students will have to find another way to school. drivers are disputing the contract a mean some lost jobs. current contracts are set to expire at the end of june in the department has ari prepared for a walkout, by public bus fare cards for students. >> 5 bay area middle schools are making a great as they made state superintendent of public instruction time for lactose tolerance extends list of middle california's mi
for several of the sandy hook children. he agrees something has to be done, but he says lawmakers can't just focus on guns; they must focus on treatment of mental illness and school safety. >> it's time to put away those political fights and try to reach a consensus on what we can do that will actually make our society safer. >> reporter: state senator mckinney told us he does expect new gun control laws in connecticut this year. and, scott, the parents of sandy hook victims, they have some ideas of their own that will be announced on monday. >> pelley: michelle, thank you. we learned today that president obama will nominate his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the new secretary of the treasury. he will be a key player in the coming battles over the budget and raising the federal debt limit. lew previously served as budget director, and he was an executive with the banking giant citigroup. now, any idea what this is? you could be seeing a lot of it. it is jack lew's signature which would appear on the bills in your pocket just like that unless he takes a penmanship lesson from tim geithner, w
sandy. if you don't need the calendar, buy one for someone you love . >> we will have special behind the scenes footage at >> and my doctor's orders are this: encourage people to help each other out during times of need. because we just came out of the holidays, and it truly is better to give than to receive. we want to thank you so much for joining us today. see you next time! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] ♪ (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. >> kron 4 news at 4 a.m. start now. >> good morning. is wednesday january 9th. we began this morning with a live look outside from our roof camera here on van ness ave looking back at san francisco. good morning i am james fletcher. i am anny hong. >> erica has a look at your forecast good morning erica. >> good morning to you both as we take a live look outside at our roof camera in downtown san francisco. we have clouds and areas of fog. not nearly as dense as yesterday's. it should be clearing relatively quickly compared to yesterday's. the dense fog advisory was extended. exp
for missing data limousine. >> the house of representatives will vote today on super storm sandy aid after the vote was canceled earlier this week. the tail straight ahead. >> we're also following the rather and erica is following our cold temperatures. >> this is our mt. tam cam and these guys are starting to brighten. it is a cold start and we are at freezing. santa rosa and novato 41 and you can see and tell it is a cold start to the mourning period as we head into the afternoon, mostly sunny conditions a little warmer would sunspots' climbing into the lower 60s. later on tonight is shaping up to be a relatively warm evening. mid to upper '40's. big changes as we head into the weekend, i will keep your future cast four and show you what we can forecast coming up and my next report. >> i really like ride around the bay area. the meter lights have not been activated on the bay bridge. the only slow traffic for this morning for a very short stretch of highway four. that is in the commute direction west bound for antioch. that is really the only slow traffic consistent with normal commute p
disaster relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. the vote a few days after northeast officials blasted congress for not including the relief in the fiscal cliff bill. the money is just under $0 -- $10 billion. a vote on another $51 billion is expected later this month. >> a major milestone for the 15-year-old pakistani girl who took on the taliban and survived being shot in the head by them. she now is out of the hospital. she was released from the hospital in england this morning and still needs more cranial reconstruction but doctors felt it would be beneficial if she spent time with her family and air lited to britain in october after being attacked. she blogged about girls, education, and accused the taliban of promoting ignorance and they forbid girls to be in the classroom. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, ahead with the forecast. >> computers models are less bullish on the rain. so we could have more time outside this weekend where it will be dry. hard to believe we have rain when we see the beautiful sky from emeryville but i will tell you what to expect. >> the daring
super storm sandy and believe this may be from an electrical fault after the storm. >> the giants are showing off their championship trophies from 2010 and 2012 world series. they'll visit 39 cities. and it's free to see the trophy and take your own photos. the tour will raise money for the junior giants program to see when the trophy will stop in your home town, go to and click on "see it on tv". >> brace yourself for cold weather. >> here the accuweather forecast. >> it is going to be changing big-time this week. middle of the week, much cooler weather. we're talking about low snow levels. we'll show you that in a moment. live doppler 7hd showing you some cloud cover. we have in fog. visibility is dropping right now. santa rosa reporting half a mile visibility with fog and visibility is low around concord, livermore, fairfield so we're headed towards dense fog advisory cry tier cramp most other areas in the 40s and 50s. here's the highlights. areas of dense fog tonight. we're looking at colder conditions mid-week with chance of showers: the dense fog advisory, midn
. the station did suffer from super storm sandy and they are wondering if the flooding caused any role in their escalator malfunction. >>> the balloon ended up in the backyard of a home in san diego yesterday. 14 people had just said their vows. one person was taken to the hospital with reports of back pain and the wedding party continued on with their reception. >>> they official open today and this year they already have more exhibiters and it is expected to draw the biggest crowds in the history of the show. there are conferences for every type of person. >> we have a mom my track of how mothers are using electronics in their everyday life. a silver summit for those of us with a little gray in our hair and how we are using consumer electronics. >> now sources say they will create more than $2 billion worth of business this year. >> the tour will feature 2012 trophies and the first stop will be in richmond and the exact location has not been revealed. >> it is always exciting to take a picture with trophies. >> okay, let's check back in with sal for traffic. >> all right, go giants.
from the inside. it is one of several changes after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut last month. >> we felt like we had procedures in place but now you analyze that and look at it and say maybe we aren't as prepared as we thought. >> reporter: they are bringing in two consultants before making specific changes. many parents told us they welcome it. >> i am in support of anything that adds extra security for the children. anything. >> reporter: they expect to have a more specific plan when the board meets in two weeks. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we are getting our first look at what vice president joe biden will recommend to the president to stem gun violence. vice president joe biden met with members of the nra today. the proposals are expected to include bans on assault weapons and background checks. the nra said the white house has a agenda against the second amendment. >>> today we chartered a boat to bring you a look at the damage caused by a tanker that struck the bay bridge. the bumper is smashed and the cement crumbled. they are usi
depot and frank blake, the management here has been taking share aggressively and i bet the post-sandy rebuild will be terrific for business. i see another fantastic year for the home despot. disney with remarkably resilient espn numbers. i think the stock can go up 10% from here easily. it's already started to recover, meaningfully from the so-called disappointing quarter. that fourth quarter rally in the financials gave new life to jpmorgan, american express, travelers the insurance company up 21%. i don't know if these can maintain that pace. i'm not as bullish. jpmorgan seems to fail at these prices. fail the stock, not the company. the company is doing fine. unless they are allowed to return to shareholders, my hope, i fear the company won't be able to repeat the performance. american express seems tapped out, prefer mastercard, visa and travellers is a fabulously run company. it's not one you expected expect to go up 21% over 21%. how about general electric? it advanced 17% despite downbeat chatter, analysts being too downbeat if you ask me. and an oil and gas kicker could be reb
survived the attack at sandy hook elementary, returned to class thursday without incident. on the same day, connecticut's governor ordered a review of the state's gun laws there. >>> and a massive settlement from the 2010 oil spill. drilling giant, transocean, the owner of the rig that exploded, has agreed to pay a $1.4 billion fine to settle the government's claims against the company. the money will be used to fund recovery projects all along the gulf coast. >>> and take a look at this dramatic rescue about 200 miles off of new orleans there in the gulf. a coast guard crew plucking a sick man and his wife from their sailboat. they were heading to houston when their 64-foot boat got caught up in some rough weather. and the man suffered an apparent heart attack. after being airlifted to the hospital, he is now reported to be in stable condition. >> take a look at this -- this morning we're getting a very rare glimpse at the preroyal life of princess diana. photo, about to go up for auction. believed to be from a swiss ski trip in 1980. this is before diana met prince charles. it shows a 19
recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. sleep in my contacts. relax... air optix® night & day aqua contact lenses are approved for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear, so it's okay to sleep in them. visit for a free 1-month trial. >>> welcome back. "hockey" here and when i do non-hockey fans should not turn away from this next story, quite the contrary. of course there has been no hockey this season. the nhl lockout has gone on for 113 days. that means everyone connected with hockey has been idle, and that includes the great doc emrick, the voice of hockey on nbc. he is the hockey play-by-play man as good at his craft as anyone on the air today. we felt for doc and we wondered how he was staying in good vocal condition, so we had an idea and doc was game. he chose a game in his homet
is on tte way. waa. let's go to meteorolooist emily gracey for pow. avoiding a mmssacre llke sandy hook. the training foo police that areetrying to protect children across the counnry. a crime discovered when video of a rape is posted on youtube. the fallout from investigated and prosecuted through social media, that's next, turkey sausage. turkey what? amazing. right? yeah. next one's on you. yeah, okay. introducing dunkin's new turkey sausage breakfast sandwich. the surprisingly great taste of turkey sausage on a pepper-fried egg with under 400 calories. try it, you'll like it. america runs on dunkin'. hurry in for dunkin's new turkey sausage breakfast sandwich today! an alleged gang rape by memberr of a football ttam in into the national spotlight. it is crime ttat only came tt light because the peopll innolveddrecorded viieossthen posttd them on the internet. the hacker group anonymous is now prosecuuing the case in theecourtroom oo social media. media. videos,... obtained illegglly.../ of... some... team-members... / about... the crime... they just wiine
on it but don't quite trust. it's all sandy. to me, it's the challenge. if i can figure thousand adapt my style here. >> he dazzles people in the spice market off the bat. a lot of people who maybe have never seen hard core before will be thinking what is this guy doing? who is this crazy person? like, someone should call the police. >>> steven, as you know, the consumer electronics show is currently going on in las vegas, nevada. all kinds of new tech "stuff" is being introduced. >> the latest and greatest. >> when it comes to the cutting edge of technology we have our own expert, our own consumer electronics show man. >> he's an expo in himself. >> yeah, he is. zach. hey there, zach. >> hello. >> what's up, dude? >> i love to have new toke show us. >> the first calmed the copy census, a smartphone cover that actually acts as its ownch device. >> wht? >> right n iphones, so your iphone 4, 4s or 5. >> playing pebble run. >> yep. >> you use your fingers on the back of your phone to operate your phone? >> exactly. >> the front of the phone is not good enough? why? >> the main reason they're using
in the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> 27 year-old victoria soto was killed in december 14th shooting as he tried to shield students from the gunman. >> the shooter killed 20 children and six women for committing suicide. >> strafford mayor john harkins disposed to give her name to the new school in honor of for bravery. construction is set to begin this summer. >> that they must be approved by the town council, which is expected to take up the matter next week. >> today is day two of the preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to try james holmes, the suspect in the hour, colorado theater shooting. >> yesterday, police officers gave detailed accounts of the grim scene after gunman killed 12 and will the doesn't. >> holmes appeared not to show any emotion during the testimony. >> to a pathologist testified the victim's daughter were shot anywhere from one side to nine times. >>160 counts including murder and attempted murder. >> alabama has rolled to its second consecutive ccs championship, and third in four seasons, beating no. 1 notdre dame 42-14 in abc s jet en
with changes showers returning back to the forecast. >> catherine: nine weeks after super-storm sandy sent them fleeing. some of the people who live in the hardest hit parts of new jersey are being told they can go home again. this is video of one of the badly damaged neighborhoods.soon after the storm hit. even though some people are packing up and heading home.there are still vast stretches of nearby towns which are still deserted. >> the man arrested in the colorado movie theatre massacre was in court today. james holmes - looking very different from when he was taken into custody. he looked pale and thinner - with a beard and moustache. families of the victims heard emotional testimony today. including from a police officer who says he thought holmes was a fellow officer at first.that july evening. the officer broke down when he was describing how the floor of the movie theatre was wet with blood. holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others. >> new information on the gunman in the connecticut grade school shooting. the new york post reports that adam lanza may not
of the money makes its way into the pockets from the sandy relief. >> boy, so do i. my charitable trust is contributing. i agree with you. >> caller: we could use it in the pockets. two questions regarding adt. they went public in october. i got them at 36. now they went up to about 46 now. >> yes. nice. nice work. >> caller: thank you. i'm wondering, what is the actual difference? what i'm not sure of what's the difference between adt and i thought they split from tyco. i'm not sure what the difference is between the two. >> okay. you know, what i want to do is this. i have been wanting to analyze those. look, i think electronics security for adt. that's how you view that company. let me do a piece about what the parts are worth. i have been wanting to do it for a while. i will do it for you next week. steve in california. >> caller: boo-yah, jim, from sunny, warm mora bay, california. >> i could get over this cold, cough thing i have going but i would infect your family to be candid. what's up? >> caller: first, thank you for all you do. >> thank you! >> caller: i heard news corps wil
that on concrete surfaces on sandy surfaces and rocky surfaces. >> they could carry cameras and microscopes. send finding to learn where the moon came from and whether humans could land there. >> it could be key to proving or disproving theories how the universe begin. >> dan: still ahead, a giant interactive iphone goes up in russia. and big changes are coming to the game of monopoly and you >> dan: st. petersburg russia may have unveiled the best monument for steve jobs. six foot tall shaped like an iphone 5. it displays photos from key moments in jobs' life as well as speeches. just like the real iphone monument display is a touch screen that can be manipulated to select different parts of his biography. russians like apple products but can't afford most of them. >> one last check on the weather forecast. cold a little rainy. spencer christian is back. >> a little bit rainy right now. scattered showers as you can see on live doppler 7. most of the shower activity is offshore. some of it just beginning to touch coastal areas down here on the coast line of the peninsula we see south and north of
-storm sandy. despite the tongue lashing they got from new jersey governor chris christie. >> "shame on you. shame on congress." >> reporter: the fact that the rest of the storm relief is now up in the air until a vote later this month. was a let down for new york and new jersey lawmakers. even the freshmen. >> "i am new here. i don't know all the rules of washington but it sure seems like the rule here is to put off till tomorrow what should be done today." >> reporter: it was a return to the reality of broken government in washington. >> "come on mom take a chance. ruin your reputation here" >> reporter: after all of that good-will on display. when vice president joe biden was swearing in members of the 113th congress. and hamming it up with their loved ones. one day later we asked the vice president. if things have changed. his response. off-camera. "we're back to certifying the election." biden was heading into the house to certify the results of the presidential election. a ritual mandated in the constitution. and a reminder of the few things that can get done without a fight. >>> form
election. and "superstorm sandy." on wall street. the dow lost 50-points the nasdaq dropped two. and the s-and-p-500 lost four points. dropping off from the five-year high it reached on friday. >> pam: ten of america's biggest banks have agreed to an 8-point-5 billion dollar settlement over alleged foreclosure abuses. the deal was brokered by the federal reserve and the office of the comptroller of the currency. the banks. incluiding bank of america. citi bank. wells fargo. and others. will have to pay more than 3-billion dollars in direct payments to mortgage borrowers who were foreclosed on in 2009 and 2010. they've also agreed to pay more than 5-billion dollars in assistance to those borrowers. in a separate settlement of america has agreed to pay more than 10 billion dollars to fannie claims resulting from the housing meltdown. bank of america will pay more than three billion dollars in cash to fannie mae and also repurchase more than six billion dollars in questionable loans. the bad loans lead to massive losses for fannie mae, a government takeover. and a 116 billion dollar
adults at sandy hook elementary. >> we feel we have procedures in place but then you analyze that incident and think, hey maybe we aren't as prepared as we have. >> reporter: they have brought in two consultants before making specific changes at all campus. parents say they welcome the scrutiny. >> i'm in support of anything that will offer extra support for our children. >> reporter: they're not in favor as going so far as to arm teachers but they are looking at bringing resource officers to schools who don't already have them. eric rasmussen, ktvu. >>> and coming up at 10:30, an overflow crowd today in the knot bay. the hot button issue that's atracking a lot of attention. >>> bay area fire stations shutting down. the confusion over the closures that has some people upset. >>> this park has gorgeous rock formations and hot summers. what the president did that could change what it means to the area. >> and a big run goes up in flames, the effort to save it. >> i was like, i'm not going to let this guy burn to death. >>> new video tonight of fire fighters in oakland respondin
. if this is all part of the panel that president obama created following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th assault and libya. clinton has been scheduled to testify last month but she felt during an illness and she suffered a concussion. she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. clinton returns to work on monday. she had promised to appear before the senate and house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> we will be right back. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on t
york couple who lost their home in superstorm sandy has two problems with their insurance company today. the first complaint from sheila and dominic trainor is about the payment they got for their home that was destroyed last november. allstate sent them $10,000. then the insurance company featured their home in an ad promoting its customer service in a neighborhood that president obama had toured. >> allstate used our house as a commercial that they have caring agents. well, how caring could they be? >> allstate says it has pulled the ad that featured the family's home and now they are trying to decide what to do with the $10,000 they got for their house. >>> the consumer electronics show is expected to be the biggest yet. more than 3200 people are showing off the latest gadgets from more than 150 countries. cnet editor-at-large brian cooley is in las vegas with someone of the top tech trends of 2013. i think you're in heaven there, brian. >> reporter: just a little bit! first of all, i'm sitting here at sony. i can't say it's their booth. it
a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. protection financial bureau has just announced new mortgage rules. they outlaw some types of loans that were common before the foreclosure crisis. >> anthony mason is here to explain how these new guidelines may apply to you. anthony, good morning. >> good morning, folks. >> all right. how will they help you? >> first of all, they take effect 2014 a year from now. and they're designed essentially first to protect the consumer but secondly to encourage banks to loan. as long as they lend responsibly, they'll be protected too. the most important rule is lenders will be restricted to making loans with loans exceeds 43% of their income. that's a conservative number. second interesting-only mortga
sandy. lawmakers from the region also want speedy approval of about $52 billion in recovery aid. a vote on those funds is set for january 15. >>> a tsunami warning has been canceled for parts of southern alaska and coastal canada. it was posted after a strong earthquake shook the region. the u.s. geological survey says the magnitude 7.5 quake struck at midnight alaska time and was centered about 60 miles west of craig, alaska. the quake generated a wave but not big enough to pose a threat. >>> the food and drug administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades. that to help curtail foodborne illnesses that kill thousands every year. here's what the fda want. farmers will be required to take precautions against contamination on the farm. and food manufacturers will now have to submit food safety plans to the government. the new rules are open to public comment for the next 120 days. once they are final, farmers will have two years to get on board. >>> the u.s. job market did hold its own in december despite fears the economy would tumble right over that fiscal cl
is expected to take all week. >> president obama has signed a sober storm sandy aid package into law. the bill includes more than $9 billion to help the government pay flood insurance claims. it was the first legislative action of the new congress after the previous session at shelled a vote last week on a much larger assistance plan for storm victims. lawmakers a way, and on more than $50 billion in additional 78 later this month. that portion will likely face a much tougher review. sums they are students vote will take the bus to school may not have a ride this wednesday. union leaders in york city bus drivers may go on strike strike this week leaving more the 150,000 public school students stranded. divers are negotiating a new contract. school officials have been preparing for a possible walkout by buying up in the public bus passes for each student affected. >> i bay area middle schools are making the grade as a maid state superintendent of public instruction, tore up for lack sends list of california's middle grade school to watch in 2013. union middle school and san jose, san lorenzo va
of a new york judge. >>> plus -- a bay area fund- raiser for victims of superstorm sandy. how much money the event raised. ♪ >>> dozens of musicians and entertainer does donated their -- donated their time for a benefit of superstorm sandy. organizers of the event at the restaurant say they raised more than $2,000. the money will be going to two families, one family lost their home in the storm and the other family's home was badly damaged. >>> back here at home, two men are due in a bay area court today. they are charged in connection with the deadly shootings of two teenaged girls in oakland. the 18-year-old and 19-year-old are expected to enter pleas. investigators say powell shot and killed 15-year-old raquel and 16-year-old bobbi back in november. edwards is being charged as an accessory to murder. a juvenile was arrested in the case. investigators still haven't told us about a possible motive but they say the suspects did know the victims. >>> and a hearing will be held today on whether the man charged with killing 7 people at oikos university is mentally fit to stand trial. a co
that you get these last minute pieces of legislation like the fiscal cliff deal or the hurricane sandy legislation which are full of tax breaks for puerto rican rum and hollywood and nascar and, you know, limousines and so on and thi only people find out about after the fact because at 12:01 a.m., when the thing already been enacted. this is a lousy way to run the government and the democrats under leader harry reid have on responsible for this and yet you could look long and hard from mainstream media commentary on this. jon: ellen? >> i agree with jim, you know, it has been, this has been let go but let's remember, from 1999 to 2007, there were three times the republicans also didn't pass a budget. would be very interesting to see if there was equal media coverage from that. we didn't go back and take a look at it. but that would be very interesting to take a look at. jon: republicans passed budget on the house side the last two fiscal years. one of them cut $6 trillion in spending from the president's proposed budget. the senate did vote on president obama's budget on may 25th of 20
solutions." they told abc's diane sawyer the massacre at sandy hook elementary was a decisive moment. "how was newtown?" >> "tough." >> "brought back a lot of memories about what that was like for us, some two years ago today. and you hope that happen again. but you know what? it does happen again." their goal is to get elected officials to do more to prevent gun violence nationwide. it's an initiative similar to president obama's taskforce headed by vice president joe biden, expected to lay out recommendations as early as the end of the month. but such efforts face opposition. some believe getting rid of guns will not keep citizens safe. >> "you have a first amendment, there's a second amendment. but guns do not kill people. we just had two murders, my office investigated, by knives. should we take all the knives away? where do you draw the line?" >> reporter: a complex question leaders are searching to answer. in washington, i'm sandra endo. in washington, i'm sandra endo. kron 4 news. of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway
points. superstar sandy will likely cost the insurance industry billions of dollars. the company says the complexity of accepting insurance losses over a wide region has created uncertainty in estimating losses. hospitals uncompensated care cost rose to more than a billion dollars last year. those cost should decline a year from now once broader health coverage is available under the affordable care act. that is the latest from the foxo business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects
sandy. residents in seaside heights, new jersey, will finally after all this time be able to return to their homes today. officials say over 100 certificates have already been granted deeming the homes now safe to live in. those residents were told they don't have to abide by a 10:00 p.m. cure few anymore. -- cure. we wish them well. bill: gun control laws possibly going to a whole new level? white house is going way beyond reinstating the law ban on assault weapons. universal background checks on gun buyers and movement and sale of weapons through aings national database. kirsten powers, tony sayegh, former press aide to republican vice-presidential nominee jack kemp and. welcome to both of you. strengthen mental health checks. strengthen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. so the list is broad. tony, can this pass. >> it will be tough, bill. one of the misconceptions about gun control is a very partisan issue. it is regional issue. you heard heidi heitkamp from north dakota. seven democratic senators from pro-gun states including mark begich from kir
. >> the obama administration response to the caller brought will appear in sandy hook. this smells of censorship. i do not think it really works. it is the parents were by the kids' games. i do not know. i think this is the wrong angle of the wrong tree to bark up so to speak. again, gun lobbyists and gun- control in japan have stopped mass shootings and they have much more violent cartoons and video games. >> we have a real interesting battle between first and second amendment. >> that is only by opinion. >> let us talk about the new treasury secretary. >> it looks like jack lew will replace timothy gai nter. >> what is a treasure secretary do? they're run financial--they look after financial debt. >> and the bottom right hand corner of our people money gaitner signature. what is that that is horrible. >> we have to change that. i cannot put that on monday. >> this seems like an eye appointment. he has very little experience. he is a big no god. he will say no time and time again. he is the one that will have to keep the budget cut going when we hit the debt ceiling right. >> the debt ceiling c
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